Bill and Don

Bill Schutte came down from frosty Wisconsin to hot as Hell Texas the other day and we had a nice visit. I was excited for Bill to see my collection of pre-1920 photos. Bill is the world expert on fighters from that period and has a near photographic memory. We …
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I bought a window card type poster the other day of Louis-Max Baer and I got to thinking about why something is worth what we say it is worth. To blow that question off with the answer “it’s worth whatever someone will pay” is to beg the question, “why will …
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klaus sps

About a year ago I got a telephone call from a man in Paris who had seen my website and asked if I was interested in bidding in an auction in the City of Lights that featured some boxing material. Some of you also got that phone call. The estate...

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There are two questions I cannot answer because I do not know: why do I like boxing and why do I collect boxing? I can, however, answer how I got started in doing both. I started collecting boxing when we were living in Seattle and were attending the Convention Center’s …
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If you look back many years from now you will see this period as the best ever for those who want to know the history of the sport. Like we have collected the hardcover books of, say, Nat Fleischer through the years, boxing collectors will be trying to fill in …
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SHOW the Manfras

I have been to every Hall of Fame weekend since the first in 1990. I thought I’d drop you a few photos to look at from this past June. All are either photos from the parking lot informal setup we do outside Graziano’s, the induction ceremony or the collectors’ show....

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Anyone who ever met or saw Ali in person or was otherwise touched by him certainly has a memory, even those of us who, like me, never held a conversation with him. Compared to what you can see on the internet of those remembering him, this will seem pretty tame....

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This Blog post is for collectors to post their wants and haves and I will be cleaning it the first of every other month while I work out what I will be charging for display ads. No photos. No text beyond 30 words and no more than one ad a …
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Me, too, Ray.

As I launch this website I am first doing blog posts on the 15th Round as the spirit moves me and you just know I have to be the grumpy old man once in a while so here are some things that irritate me and shouldn’t. But before I start,...

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As many of you know, I am a big collector of pre-1920 photos, especially those mounted on a photographer’s board. A few times over the years I have purchased some pics that were obviously made to be glued to a board but had never been . It figures these would...

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